In the cultural mixing pot that is Hong Kong, there are new exciting dining and drinking concepts popping up all the time, from innovative fine dining to internationally known restaurants coming to the city for the first time, as well as locally-born exploratory fusion. Among these, you can find some of the best restaurants and best bars that Hong Kong has to offer. Stay on top of the need-to-knows of the dining scene with our new restaurant and bar opening guide.

208 Italian — Sheung Wan

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© 208 Italian

208 Italian is back and better than ever on Hollywood Road – and you can hardly miss its bright orange facade. This lively spot serves up authentic Italian favourites, from crispy Neapolitan pizzas to classic pastas and antipasti. Chef Canuto’s secret 48-hour dough makes their thin-crust pizzas irresistibly pillowy and fluffy. Currently in its soft opening, pop in for delicious food and specialty cocktails like Aged Negroni and Aged Boulevardier, all under friendly neighbourhood vibes.

Type: Italian
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2866 0066

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Alice Pizza (Central) — Central

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Alice Pizza has just opened a new branch in Central, bringing their famous Roman pan pizza to the heart of Hong Kong! Known for delicious, cut-to-order rectangular slices, they have also introduced 5 new recipes: Chef’s Choice, Salsiccia and Porcini, Potato Salsiccia, Crostino Sandwich and Eggplant Parmesan. Located at the iconic corner of Cochrane Street, they’ve teamed up with local artist Pei Chung for an interactive mural that was inspired by quintessential elements from Rome and Hong Kon, such as Roman Colosseum, Star Ferry and neon signs. 

Type: Italian Pizzeria
Price Range: $
Location: G/F, 18 Cochrane Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 6685 9642

Bamboo Thai (The Southside) — Wong Chuk Hang

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The new shopping mall atop Wong Chuk Hang station – The Southside has recently welcomed nearly 40 dining outlets, and Bamboo Thai is one of them. This joyful spot is bursting with the colours and flavours of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy delicious Thai dishes like Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Mango and Cherry Tomato and the nutritious and aromatic Green Curry Fried Organic Brown Rice with Tiger Prawns, all in a chic, wood-clad setting. The lush mural by Japanese artist TAXA creates an enchanting backdrop for sipping refreshing cocktails like the Siam Mary, made with house-brand Chili Infused Vodka.

Type: Thai
Price Range: $$
Location: Shop 204, 2/F, THE SOUTHSIDE, 11 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2117 0636

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Jee — Central

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Helmed by Chef Siu Hin-chi from Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club and talented Chef Oliver Li, JEE is the Central’s newest contemporary Cantonese restaurant. Expect a delightful fusion of traditional Cantonese and refined French techniques, such as unique dishes like Softshell Turtle Jelly with Caviar and Crispy Sea Cucumber with Shrimp Mousse. Opening on July 8, JEE is now available to book for lunch and dinner. 

Type: Contemporary Cantonese
Price Range: $$$
Location: 2/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 2389 3288

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Le Terrace by Louise — Central

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© La Terrace by Louise

Just in time for summer, Michelin-starred Louise at PMQ has introduced a new dining concept – La Terrace by Louise. This chic lounge and lush garden patio not only offer delicious bites like crispy Mimolette Arancini and Chef Loïc’s unique take on Shrimp Toast with pike caviar and lemon, but you can also try their signature cocktails like the rich and smoky Louise Negroni, the refreshing La Petanque and Louise Highball. Perfect for a casual get-together with friends and family!

Type: French bistro
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 5722 3269 (Whatsapp)

Le-Ta-Su — Sha Tin

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Le-Ta-Su, the popular solo shabu-shabu from Japan, is set to debut in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza this July. 11 delicious Japanese shabu-shabu sets offers premium meats and fresh, seasonal veggies from local farms. Choose from 5 gourmet broths, including bonito dashi, Chinese medicinal mala, sukiyaki, kombu dashi and sesame tantan. Le-Ta-Su is the new go-to spot for hotpot lovers!

Type: Japanese Hot Pot
Price Range: $$
Location: Shop 105, 1/F, New Town Plaza Phase I, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin
Contact: Instagram | +852 2676 3688

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RightSideUp — Central

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The latest addition to Peel Street is Soho’s grooviest music room and bar, RightSideUp. Created by the team behind Uncle Miguel and Honey Hot, this cosy bar and restaurant bringing a taste of vintage Americana to Hong Kong with retro touches like vinyl records and disco balls. Indulge in classic American comfort food such as spicy buffalo wings and baby back ribs, paired with creative cocktails like the Retro Sour, Disco Julep, and Philly Martini. As they say, come for the drinks, stay for the music.

Type: American bar and restaurant
Price Range: $$-$$$$
Location: G/F, 53 Peel Street, Soho, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Snack Baby — Central

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© Snack Baby

If you’re suffering from lactose and dairy intolerances, mark Snack Baby as your new go-to ice cream shop. Located on historic Hollywood Road, this chic gelato bar offers 14 rotating flavours of creamy, lactose- and dairy-free gelato, like Roasted Coconut, Smokey Vanilla, Yuzu Ginger, and Mint Stracciatella. Pair your scoop with a signature cocktail, milkshake, or a sophisticated no-alcohol drink. Designed with a cool, mid-century Milan vibe, Snack Baby is the ideal hangout to chill and indulge during summer.

Type: Gelato bar
Price Range: $
Location: G/F, 93-95 Hollywood Road, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram

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WAKARAN — Wan Chai

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WAKARAN is an abbreviated form of the Japanese word “wakaranai” (I don’t understand), reflecting its no-territory, fun, and creative East-meets-West menu! Led by Chef Tommy Tsui, this chic restaurant on Ship Street serves up unique creations like Truffle Sesame Doughnuts and Baby Squid Lap Cheong Fried Rice. With retro decor, an open kitchen, and cool AI-generated art, it’s the place to explore inventive food and cocktails, including a collection of highballs like the zesty Calamansi Hi and My Sweet Heart, and Asian-inspired cocktails like Kyuri Cooler and Kungfu Pandan.

Type: Contemporary international cuisine
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: Shop B, G/F, Pinnacle Building, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
Contact: Instagram | +852 2866 3681

Header image credits: Bamboo Thai

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